The Spiritual Art of Memoir: Discovering the Invisible Thread of Grace

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Mar 29 - 31, 2019 (3 days)
  • Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $450.00 Dorm - Top Bunk - $450.00 Dormitory - Private - $520.00 LGH - Single - $570.00 LGH - Double - $570.00 LGH - Family room - $570.00 Tent-Site - $390.00 (All prices include $270.00 base amount)

About This Event

If you’re thinking about this workshop, you weren’t born yesterday. You’ve lived and loved, won and lost, celebrated and grieved. You have many stories to tell. All stories have an inside and an outside. The outside is linear—it happened in what the Greeks called chronos—or clock time. But inside there is a hidden thread of grace, an archetypal story of awakening, that lives in the multidimensional world of kairos—the timeless dimension.

In this workshop, the bones of your spiritual journey will begin to emerge through your writing and in the mirror of the other good people who have come together to make meaning and share the legacy of their life.

During this weekend of memoir writing, you will:

Journey down the metaphorical river of your life

Identify transformative experiences, angels, and sacred enemies

Identify one or more narrative arcs in your life

Write from your soul

Laugh, cry, love, celebrate, and heal

See your life as a spiritual journey


Such a nice blend of writing, meditation and group discussion. This felt very productive without being overwhelming. — Kelly Ball

Any program with Joan is magical. Joan’s warmth-vision-storytelling-wealth of knowledge crosses many areas. — Barbara Schwartzbach

I was looking to visit the Ashram and intending to write a book. When I saw this program offering, I knew it would be perfect, as things usually are when I come here. Joan was amazing, the group was amazing, the staff was amazing. And everything was not only what I was hoping for, but better. — Roxanne “Raji” Williams


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

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